Welcome to the home of A Guide to MATLAB. This book is a short, focused introduction to MATLAB, a comprehensive software system for mathematics and technical computing. It should be useful to both beginning and experienced users. It contains concise explanations of essential MATLAB commands, as well easily understood instructions for using MATLAB's programming features, graphical capabilities, and desktop interface. It also includes an introduction to SIMULINK, a companion to MATLAB for system simulation. Written for MATLAB 7, this book (the second edition, 2006) can also be used with earlier (and later) versions of MATLAB. An especially attractive feature is the many worked-out applications to mathematics, economics, science, and engineering.

A third edition, ISBN 978-1-107-66222-3, updated for MATLAB 8, is currently in production and will be available in the spring of 2014. This new edition contains new applications to image processing and financial mathematics. For more information about A Guide to MATLAB, please go to schol.math.umd.edu/matlab/.

cover for the 3rd edition